Inmate who died in jail identified; autopsy planned

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After a 27-year-old inmate man was discovered unresponsive in his Scott County Jail cell, he was pronounced dead.

Scott County officials confirmed that, shortly before 11 a.m. Friday, a correctional officer found Mark Hudson dead in his general-population cell.

Correctional and medical staff responded immediately and tried to resuscitate him. When medics arrived, Hudson was pronounced dead, a news release says.

An autopsy will be scheduled soon at the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny, Iowa. The death does not appear to be of suspicious nature.

Because the death occurred at Scott County Jail, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office asked the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations to handle the death investigation.

Hudson was charged with attempted murder, going armed with intent, and intimidation with a dangerous weapon in a July shooting incident that sent a victim to the hospital with life threatening injuries.

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